Classes by Farinaz Lari

Classes by Farinaz Lari

Farinaz is a dedicated athlete, motivational coach, and influential leader. Her competitive spirit and tireless passion became the foundation for a lifelong kickboxing career, fueling her to become the first Iranian and Canadian woman to win the WAKO world kickboxing championship, teach kickboxing internationally, and become a BCRPA Personal Trainer. From her first class at the age of 18 she set her sights on greatness, and has pushed boundaries in every aspect of her personal performance and professional aspirations. With an elite national K-1 title under her belt and current division ranking of 5th in the world, Farinaz continues to channel her love for movement and teaching into leading and training at District Warrior, the Muay Thai studio she co-founded with her husband, Ali Khanjari. She challenges herself mentally and physically with running, hiking, yoga, public speaking, running a business, and staying engaged in her community. Beyond personal goals and excellence in kickboxing, Farinaz leads the charge as a motivational speaker and mentor for women in sport, embracing a strong yet humble voice and inspirational movement journey to empower every individual to start where they are and discover their inner champion.

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Classes by Farinaz Lari
  • Meet Your Teacher | Farinaz (1 Min)

    Farinaz is a dedicated athlete, motivational coach, and influential leader. Her competitive spirit and tireless passion became the foundation for a lifelong kickboxing career, fueling her to become the first Iranian and Canadian woman to win the WAKO world kickboxing championship, teach kickboxin...

  • NEW | Welcome to Kickboxing Foundations with Farinaz Lari

    World Champion Kickboxer, Farinaz Lari introduces you to her program, Kickboxing Foundations, based on the moves that she trains every day.

  • How to Get the Most out of the Kickboxing Foundations with Farinaz Lari

    Farinaz introduces you to her program, Kickboxing Foundations, where to start, what you can expect, and encourages you to get started.

  • NEW | Core Essentials with Farinaz | Core Strengthening Class (4 Mins)

    Champion Kickboxer Farinaz takes you through her go-to core workout. You will move through three rounds of good mornings, rotational upper body twists, and seated leg lift. These essential moves will work your full core and leave you feeling powerful. Tap into your inner strength by integrating t...

  • Mornings with Farinaz | Short & Dynamic Full Body Wake Up Class (2 Mins)

    Wake up your inner warrior with Farinaz Lari in this short practice incorporating dynamic stretches and shadow boxing, leaving you ready to take on your day. Even two minutes of movement can leave you feeling powerful and grounded.

  • Middays with Farinaz | Energizing Kickboxing Cardio Class (3 Mins)

    Farinaz leads you through a quick class that packs a punch. You will move through a shoulder roll release, a lunge and kick combination, and finish with a skipping conditioning drill to get your blood flowing and feeling energized.

    Suggested but not necessary equipment: Skipping rope.

  • Evenings with Farinaz | Conditioning & Core Strength Class (5 Mins)

    Farinaz takes you through a conditioning practice to finish your day with a sense of accomplishment, leading you through Sumo Squats, Plank Pikes, and Russian V Sits.

  • Stretch with Farinaz | Intermediate Movement Class (7 Mins)

    Farinaz leads you through a dynamic full-body stretching class, designed to increase your flexibility, mobility, and range of motion. This is Farinaz's personal conditioning routine that she practices every day before her own kickboxing training. Modify where you need and build up to including th...

  • Conditioning for Kickboxing with Farinaz | Functional Stretch Class (3 Mins)

    Incorporating a functional conditioning practice transitions your body into a state of rest and reduces the likelihood of injury as you recover and resume your daily activities. Relax your body into a slow rhythm of shadow boxing before stretching out with a few static stretches: Knee to Chest, S...

  • Dynamic Conditioning Class for Kickboxing with Farinaz Lari (3 Mins)

    Incorporating dynamic conditioning moves prepares your body for the upcoming workout and reduces the likelihood of injury. This class will include several flexibility-based movements to activate various muscle groups, engage your joints, and begin opening up your range of motion for Practice. Giv...

  • A Killer Stance Practice with Farinaz | Beginner Kickboxing Class (13 Mins)

    Find your stance and rhythm before learning the fundamental strikes: the Jab, Cross, Knee Strike, and Front Kick. Once you’re confident with these movements, explore powerful new combinations in between targeted conditioning exercises. A Killer Stance includes rounds of the following conditioning...

  • Round One with Farinaz Lari | Beginner Kickboxing Class (22 Mins)

    After a flexibility Warm Up, jump to the next session of Kickboxing Foundations with world-champion Farinaz Lari to build on your basic punches. In this practice, Farinaz starts by teaching Straight Punches and Hooks before leading into powerful Knee Strikes, Front Kicks, and Low Kicks. Gain conf...

  • The Champion with Farinaz | Intermediate Kickboxing Class (22 Mins)

    Go all out in the final round with world-champion Farinaz Lari to put together your foundational kickboxing strikes: the Straight Punch, Uppercut, Knee Strike, and Front Kick. Last but not least, learn the Superman Punch. Embrace your inner superhero and don’t be afraid to put your full force beh...

  • On the Offense with Farinaz Lari | Energizing Kickboxing Class (22 Mins)

    Get warm, find your fighting stance, and settle into this workout as world-champion Farinaz Lari guides you through fundamental kickboxing strikes. Learn Uppercuts and Middle Kicks and put some time in practicing the Straight Punch, Knee Strikes, and Front Kicks. Finish up with strong kickboxing ...

  • The Advantage | Intermediate Kickboxing Class with Farinaz (22 mins)

    The Advantage is all about adding new dynamic kicks into your repertoire. After a focused Warm Up, practice your Straight Punches and Uppercuts before finessing your Knee Strikes, Front Kicks, and exploring the Roundhouse Kick. This Kickboxing Foundations practice will challenge and improve your ...

  • A Killer Stance with Farinaz Lari | Beginner Kickboxing Class (22 Mins)

    Learn the basics of kickboxing in this dynamic practice with world-champion Farinaz Lari. Find your stance and rhythm before learning the fundamental strikes: the Jab, Cross, Knee Strike, and Front Kick. Once you’re confident with these movements, explore powerful new combinations in between targ...

  • Round One with Farinaz Lari | Short All-Levels Kickboxing Class (13 Mins)

    In this practice, Farinaz starts by teaching Straight Punches and Hooks before leading into powerful Knee Strikes, Front Kicks, and Low Kicks. Gain confidence with your boxing stance and get ready to incorporate new movements into kickboxing combinations. This practice combines foundational kickb...

  • On the Offense Practice with Farinaz Lari

    Learn Uppercuts and Middle Kicks and put some time in practicing the Straight Punch, Knee Strikes, and Front Kicks. Finish up with strong kickboxing attack combinations and a slow Cool Down to take advantage of the work you’ve put in today! This Kickboxing Foundations with Farinaz Lari practice e...

  • The Advantage Practice with Farinaz Lari

    Practice your Straight Punches and Uppercuts before finessing your Knee Strikes, Front Kicks, and exploring the Roundhouse Kick. This Kickboxing Foundations practice will challenge and improve your form and energize your full body. World-champion Farinaz Lari will lead you through five movements ...

  • The Champion Practice with Farinaz | Intermediate Kickboxing Class (13 Mins)

    Go all out in the final round with world-champion Farinaz Lari to put together your foundational kickboxing strikes: the Straight Punch, Uppercut, Knee Strike, and Front Kick. Last but not least, learn the Superman Punch. Embrace your inner superhero and don’t be afraid to put your full force beh...

  • Learn Modifications of Kickboxing Foundations with Farinaz (1 min)

    Farinaz addresses some common mistakes of Kickboxing Foundations, guiding you on the importance of modifying to help you tailor your training to what your body needs, and giving yourself time and practice to progress.

  • Learn the Mindset of Discipline with Champion Kickboxer Farinaz (2 Mins)

    World Champion Kickboxer, Farinaz Lari encourages you to tap into your inner champion, build discipline, and increase your confidence.

  • Stance

    Start by standing with your feet hip width apart before stepping your dominant leg back, turned out naturally. Keep your knees soft, bent slightly, with the majority of your weight on the rear leg. Stay on the ball of your rear foot. Next, relax your shoulders down and make a fist with both hands...

  • Learn Jab and Cross with Farinaz (4 Mins)

    The Jab and Cross are your long range, straight arm punches used to create room between you and your opponent. The reaction of one strike fuels the action of the next: to increase your speed, spend less energy and gain efficiency using these straight shots.